books about grief for adults

Books About Grief for Adults

Books serve as an excellent resource for adults experiencing grief after the loss of a loved one.  Not only can books help an adult understand their loss, but there are books that can help parents communicate loss to their children and teens. 

Below is a list of books dedicated towards helping adults cope: 

Understanding and Supporting a Child or Teen Coping With a Death by Jane Bradley

Lean On Me Gently: Helping the Grieving Child by Doug Manning

Talking With Children About Loss by Maria Trozzi

A Child's View of Grief by Alan Wolfelt

Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert & Chuck Deklyen

Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul

Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart and Understanding Your Grief Journal by Alan D. Wolfelt

Healing the Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends, and Caregivers
by Alan D. Wolfelt

If I Could Just See Hope by Darcie D. Sims

A Grief Guide and Healing Journal by Paul Alexander

How We Grieve by Thomas Attig

How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies by Therese A. Rando

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief by Martha W. Hickman

Good Grief: A Constructive Approach to the Problem of Loss by Granger E. Westberg

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye by Brook Noel and Pamela Blair

Seven Choices: Finding Daylight After Loss Shatters Your World
by Elizabeth Harper Neeld

The Orphaned Adult: Understanding and Copying with Grief and Change After the Death of Our Parents by Alexander Levy

Losing a Parent by Fiona Marshall

Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies by Marta Felber

Widow to Widow by Genevieve Davis Ginsburg

When There Are No Words: Finding Your Way to Cope with Loss and Grief by Charlie Walton

Dying Well by Ira Byock

The Four Things That Matter Most: A Book About Living by Ira Byock

Living When a Loved One Has Died by Earl Grollman